Men's soccer loses to CSI in playoffs, Women's tennis advances to playoffs

Baruch College’s women’s tennis team traveled to Purchase, New York to face Purchase College’s women’s tennis team. 

The Bearcats beat their non-conference opponents, the Panthers, 5-4, competing in six singles matches and three doubles matches. 

This was not an easy task, as the Bearcats had to grind to get their win over their opponent. Baruch’s Hayley Bester, Grace Graham and Sharada Tangirala dominated in their singles matches 8-3, 8-0 and 8-3. 

Baruch also won two of their three doubles matchups with the teams of Hayley Bester and Sharada Tangirala, and Elizabath Mak and Grace Graham. The women’s tennis team is attempting to ride into the playoffs which begin Oct. 22. Baruch College’s men’s soccer team played York College’s soccer team on Oct. 18, at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, NY. The men’s soccer team was able to dominate on the field the entire game as they beat York 9-1. 

With this victory, Baruch finished as the fourth seed in the CUNY Athletic Conference standings prior to the playoffs. The Bearcats took a quick 3-0 lead within the first 12 minutes of the game and scored their first goal less than three minutes into the game, off the leg of freshman midfielder Cormac Foley. 

Foley finished the game with a hat-trick with goals ranging from 2, 71 and 75 feet, the first of his young career at Baruch. He was also able to assist on two other goals. Junior midfielder and forward Christian Minich scored two goals in the game, both in the 82nd minute. 

Midfielders Macdara Heanue, Shaiem Allah Morad and Austin Tucker each finished the game with one goal. 

Foley and Tucker added two assists to their great performances. Baruch’s ninth goal came on a self-goal by York’s goalie. Goalkeepers Victor Torres and Ante Lonic split the game, each playing 45 minutes. Torres had one save in the game while giving up a goal, while Lonic finished with one save. 

Baruch’s nine goals came on 25 shots, 11 of which were on goal. York’s only goal came in the 36th minute by Ivan Brito and assisted by Shavoy Campbell. The team's luck would run out in the first round of the playoffs, however, as they would fall to the College of Staten Island Dolphins in the CUNYAC Quarterfinals. CSI's Joe Bolella would score the decisive goal in the 78th minute, handing CSI a 1-0 playoff victory over the Bearcats. The Bearcats could not take advantage of an incredibly lopsided 29-9 foul differential. Missed chances would then lead to the Bearcats' upsetting loss. The team would end the season at 8-8. Despite the loss, the Bearcats planted seeds for future success, which we will hopefully get to see in coming seasons.